Whether you're a layman looking to understand your own transaction or a lawyer needing assistance with a client's conveyancing our step by step sale and purchase guides will lead you through the process while our mini guides will break the whole thing into manageable chunks and give a deep insight into the key issues and stages. Leasehold, freehold, unregistered, registered – we've got it all covered.
Need help with a remortgage or transfer of equity / deed of gift? Our guides will walk you through the process and highlight some of the common pitfalls. Mortgages and transfers can be very simple procedures but complex issues can sometimes arise and mistakes are easily made. These guides will help you deal with them.
So you want to have a go at your own conveyancing? First you should read about the risks, then if you're still happy to proceed, our guides will take you through each stage of the process telling you what to look out for and helping you avoid falling into expensive traps. Our subscription service will give you access to all of the documents you should need for your conveyancing and we can even supply you with the Land Registry Official Copies you'll need. Our general guides will cover all the obstacles you are likely to face and offer a practical solution. Have a look at our sale and purchase guides too.
A big part of the conveyancing process is the conveyancing searches. This section tells you all about them. What they are, how and when to order them and how to interpret the results. Each search has its own guide and you'll see they are separated into Standard (should be done in every case), Regional (area specific) and Optional (not essential but often useful tools for the would be purchaser). All buyers should beware that when you buy a property, the law assumes that you have seen the information that would have been revealed by searches whether or not you have actually carried them out, so you buy the property subject to the results.
Using a conveyancer to handle your conveyancing will greatly reduce the risk to you and sometimes, particularly if you are taking out a new mortgage, you will have no choice but to instruct a conveyancer. The good news is it doesn't have to break the bank. Get a free, instant quote here. We can also help with quick easy quotes for other moving related services.
Are you looking for the documents you'll need for your conveyancing transaction? Or official copies of the title or other documents from Land Registry. We can help you. Follow the links below.
The Land Registry is the government department responsible for maintaining records of all registered land in England & Wales. As registration has been compulsory in all areas following a change of ownership since 1998 (and for much longer in many areas) most land is now registered.
Information held by Land Registry about a property can include details of the position of and responsibility for boundaries, details of the current and former owners, the price paid for the property, details of any rights and covenants associated with the land etc.
The information held at Land Registry is a matter of public record and there are several ways in which members of the public can gain access. It is possible to visit the regional Land Registry office in person and inspect the information, a postal application can be made using a standard form or very limited information can be gained electronically. It should be noted that this information is limited to a copy of the register of title which is not an Official Copy, i.e. it is not guaranteed to be accurate. The only way to obtain Official Copies of the register, or any copy of associated documents such as leases or conveyances, electronically is to order via the Portal service. this either means opening a credit account with the Land Registry or using a third party supplier of Land Registry Documents.
Land-registry-documents.co.uk, our sister site, is just such a third party supplier. By keeping our overheads down we are able to offer some of the most competitive prices in the market. We have a fast, easy to use interface and as well as supplying the documents quickly by email our site has a wealth of free to access information which will help you understand them. Orders can be placed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Click to place your order now.